Transfer Credit

At USF, we make the transfer credit evaluation process clear so that you can be on your way to changing the world from here.

Any university level (for example, UC transferable) course from a regionally accredited college or university earned with a C- or higher will transfer to USF. Remedial or vocational courses are not transferable. In addition, graduate coursework or non-university-level courses will not transfer to USF. There is no limit to the total number of credits that can be transferred in; however, all students must complete the minimum residency requirement that 44 semester units be taken at USF.

Once you are admitted to USF, you will receive access to an online degree evaluation on the myUSF portal detailing how your previous coursework has transferred and if it meets USF core curriculum requirements. The time needed to complete your degree will depend on your total number of credits and their distribution toward USF graduation requirements.

Recommended Coursework

Specific coursework is not required to transfer to the University of San Francisco for non-nursing majors. However, if you are planning on transferring to USF in the future, we recommend that you take classes that will meet our core curriculum requirements. In addition, we’ve also put together recommended coursework based on your choice of major.

California Two-Year Colleges

The University of San Francisco has articulation agreements for over 60 California two-year colleges. These agreements provide specific courses at each college that will meet USF’s graduation requirements:

Allan Hancock College Los Angeles Pierce College
American River College Los Angeles Southwest College
Bakersfield College Los Angeles Trade-Tech College
Berkeley City College Los Angeles Valley College
Cabrillo College Los Medanos College
Canada College Marymount College
Chabot College Mendocino College
City College of San Francisco Merced College
Coastline College Merritt College
College of Alameda Mission College
College of Marin Modesto Junior College
College of San Mateo Monterey Peninsula College
Contra Costa College Moorpark College
Cosumnes River College Mt. San Antonio College
Cuesta College Napa Valley College
De Anza College Ohlone College
Diablo Valley College Orange Coast College
East Los Angeles College Pasadena City College
El Camino College  Riverside City College
Evergreen Valley College Sacramento City College
Feather River College Saddleback College
Folsom Lake College San Diego City College
Foothill College San Diego Mesa College
Fresno City College San Diego Miramar College
Fullerton College San Joaquin Delta College
Gavilan College San Jose City College
Glendale Community College Santa Barbara City College
Golden West College Santa Monica College
Grossmont College Santa Rosa Junior College
Hartnell College Santiago Canyon College
Heald College Shasta College
Irvine Valley College Sierra College
Landmark College Skyline College
Laney College Solano Community College
Las Positas College Ventura College
Los Angeles City College West Los Angeles College
Los Angeles Harbor College West Valley College
Los Angeles Mission College Yuba College

Credit By Examination

Students can earn college credits for qualifying scores on the Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB) and the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) exams.  For specific scores required and the number of USF credits awarded, please see the charts in the College Catalog. It is the student's responsibility to arrange that official test results be sent to the University of San Francisco Office of Admission.